I have a season ticket in the Lyndhurst Stand. Because of the awful abuse of the players I keep hearing from many "non-supporters" around me, I would much rather be in the Devonport Stand. Because of my age and infirmity, I have to sit down and I know that most people at the Devonport End stand up so I would not be able to see the play; also I expect I would suffer a headache from the constant noise! However, I must say that those wonderful supporters assembled by Chris in the Devonport Stand are truly magnificent. They are the absolutely true supporters in the ground. They NEVER criticise the players but sing songs of support all the time, even when we are losing.
I totally agree with Carl Fletcher's comments and those in the Herald today. The people who come to games only to spend the whole match getting on the backs of our young players are an absolute disgrace. I just wish they would stay away. They frighten me because everytime I hear comments like "that Hourihane can't play football, get him off Fletcher" or "Fletcher you know nothing about football, resign and let Brent get a proper manager in", I just cheer even louder and praise the young players by name and our manager. I get threatening looks from these awful people around me when I do that. Everyone is entitled to express opinions to one another AFTER the match, but shouting abuse at the young players will just damage their confidence and undermine all the great work that Carl and his team are doing. True fans are those at the Devonport End. Those who come to criticise should stop buying tickets and save their money. We don't want or need them. Let the wonderful attitude of the crowds at the Olympic Games be an example for football supporters to follow.
If we ALL support our team properly they will soon get going and leap up the League.
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